Anthony Muraco, director of gaming operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers, announced today that he will be stepping down from his position and departing the organization on August 9.
Friday, August 9th will be my last day with @CavsLegionGC. I am extremely excited for the next chapter in my esports career. Thank you to the entire @cavs organization for the most memorable two years of my professional life. @NBA2KLeague will always be family. Updates soon!
Muraco served as the general manager for Cavs Legion GC, one of the 17 inaugural NBA 2K League teams. The team was a semifinalist in 2018 and finished 8-8 in the 2019 season, with Godddof2K, originally drafted in 2018, being named the Defensive Player of the Year.
“I’d like to thank the entire Cavs Legion and Cavaliers family for a great two years,” Muraco told DIMER. “This has been the most memorable experience of my professional career and I look forward to following the special things happening in Cleveland. This will always be home for me and I look forward to visiting.”
As the Cavaliers’ esports lead, Muraco helped the organization incubate and launch an esports facility in Cleveland. During the NBA 2K League’s existence, the Cavs have been one of the most innovative and successful franchises in partnership development and community outreach.
“A big shoutout to the NBA 2K community,” Muraco said. “The tremendous growth and great people involved will assure consistent success moving forward.”
The Cavaliers have not specified plans for after Muraco’s departure or any intentions for the Cavs Legion GM position. No other staff members have indicated any departures of their own, and coach Austin Peterson remains with the team—he also works as a video coordinator for the Canton Charge, Cleveland’s G-League team.